The rumors were indeed true. Charlie Cox is set to return to the small screen as Daredevil, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2022.
What can you expect and when can you see it? Read on to find out everything we know about Daredevil: Born Again.
Release date Daredevil: Born Again
Daredevil: Born Again will release in the spring of 2024 with 18 episodes initially ordered.
By comparison, the original Netflix series Daredevil ran for three seasons and a total of 39 episodes between 2015 and 2018.
Daredevil: Born Again Plot
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Absolutely nothing is known about the Daredevil: Born Again storyline. But the name may give some hints.
Yes, “Born Again” could just be a reference to the fact that the canceled show was brought back from the dead. But it also happens to be the title of a storyline from issues #227–231.
Like a geek’s lair (will open in a new tab) explains that Born Again is one of the darkest storylines in the comic and, if replayed, would be heavier than anything that has yet been shown onscreen in the MCU.
The comic’s story arc concerns Karen Page revealing Daredevil’s secret identity to the Kingpin in exchange for drug money. The Kingpin uses this information to ruin Matt Murdock’s life, leaving him broken, homeless and with no will to live. After helping Karen kick the habit, Daredevil eventually teams up with Captain America to take on the super soldier Nuke.
As the site notes, some of the plot elements of the story arc have already been used by Netflix, but the new series still has plenty of material to use as long as it doesn’t feel like too much.
Daredevil: Reborn cast
So far, only Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Kingpin) have been confirmed for the show.
If the plot theory above is confirmed to be true, then hopefully we’ll see Deborah Ann Woll reprise her role as Karen Page, but nothing has been confirmed anyway.
Daredevil: Born Again on Netflix?
Daredevil’s original run ended after three seasons in 2018, but this Netflix cancellation likely wasn’t due to a drop in viewership. This was most likely due to the fact that Disney started trying to gather all of its Marvel resources for its own streaming service: Disney Plus.
As Vincent D’Onofrio, who played the Kingpin, told the Marvel News Desk podcast. (will open in a new tab) in January: “You know, at the same time that the #SaveDaredevil group started to grow, we started to find out the reasons why this happened, and so we understood what Marvel was doing because Disney Plus was coming out.”
As such, the new series will be exclusive to Disney Plus, but you will be able to continue watching the first three series on Netflix.
Why such a long break between two shows? Well, Variety claims that the characters could not appear in any non-Netflix series or movies for two years after the cancellation. Now time is up, we may see a lot more Daredevil and Kingpin than previously announced…
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